December 7, 2021
The Riksdag (Swedish: riksdagen or Sveriges riksdag) is the national legislature and the highest decision-making body in Sweden. Since 1971, the Riksdag has been a single-chamber legislature with 349 members (Swedish: riksdagsledamöter), elected proportionally and serving a fixed term of four years from 1994 onwards. The Riksdag's constitutional functions are defined in the Instrument of Government (Swedish: Regeringsformen), and its internal operations are defined in more detail in the Riksdag Act (Swedish: Riksdagsordningen). The seat of the Riksdag is in the Parliament Buildings (Swedish: Riksdagshuset), on the island of Helgeandsholmen , the central area of Stockholm. The Riksdag has its institutional roots in the feudal Riksdag of the Estates, traditionally considered to have first met at Arboga in 1435, and in 1866 following the reform of the Instrument of Government of 1809, it was transformed into a bicameral legislature with an upper house (Swedish: Första Kammaren ) and the lower house (Swedish: Andra Kammaren). The most recent general election was held on 9 September 2018.